Dishing Up the Dirt

Andrea Had A Little Lamb…..

September 29, 2010

And it was damn tasty!

While I was busy planting lettuce today, my sister went to the butcher and came home with this lovely rack of lamb.  The only instructions she gave me where to come home from the Farm with parsley, lettuce, garlic, and beets.  I obliged and came home with the goods.  We got right to work in the kitchen making the marinade for the lamb.

Ingredients for the marinade:

Olive oil

4 tbs dijon mustard

3 cloves of garlic crushed

3 tbs rosemary finely chopped

4 tbs dried parsley (we used fresh since I haven’t dried any of my parsley)


  1. Put the racks in a dish flesh-side up and make slashes into the flesh with a sharp knife to allow the flavours to penetrate. Mix together 2 tbsp olive oil, the mustard, garlic, rosemary and parsley. Season well and rub the mixture onto the flesh to coat the lamb evenly. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 1 hour or, ideally, all day.
  2. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Put the lamb in a roasting tin and cook for 15-25 minutes depending on the size of the rack. Remove from the oven, cover with foil and rest for 10 minutes before carving into cutlets and serving on warmed plates

While the lamb was cooking I made a quick easy salad with roasted beets.  I roasted the beets at 400 for about an hour.  I did this before we put the lamb in the oven.  We topped our salad off with the beets, goat cheese, and a simple homemade vinaigrette.  Delicious.

The whole meal turned out wonderfully.

Cute cooks!

Holy Jesus this was good!!!!


Food coma for all.  Nothing a little vino can’t cure.

Henry got exhausted watching us tackle the rack of lamb.  It’s a lot of work eating well!

Have a good night!

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5 thoughts on “Andrea Had A Little Lamb…..

  1. liz says:

    Glad to see my girls having such a great time. Rack of lamb….sounds fabulous. We had lentil soup. Your farm to fork adventures must be fun to share with Amy.

    Have a great time.


    1. drealieberg says:

      Wish you were here with us lizzy! Miss you

  2. amy leclerc says:

    Hervé is NOT going to believe I made this. But man, was it easy and delicious! We really monitored it, as to not let it get overcooked. Rare baby, rare. Perfect with a salad. I’m taking this one back to Oregon with me-for sure!

  3. Rv says:

    you better make me one when you get back home Cookie!

  4. James says:

    Look at that hot barre3 instructor crating carrots!! I’ve really enjoyed this visit with you all. I’m so happy to have discovered your blog, Andrea!

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